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Beyond Confederation: Origins of the Constitution and American National Identity
     

Beyond Confederation: Origins of the Constitution and American National Identity

by Richard Beeman (Editor), Stephen Botein (Editor), Edward C. Carter (Editor)
 

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The focus of 'Beyond Confederation' is the Constitution of the United States in its own era. The authors scrutinize the ideological background of the Constitution, the rigors of its writing and ratification, and the problems it both faced and provoked immediately after ratification. The essays question much of the heritage of eighteenth-century constitutional thought

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The focus of 'Beyond Confederation' is the Constitution of the United States in its own era. The authors scrutinize the ideological background of the Constitution, the rigors of its writing and ratification, and the problems it both faced and provoked immediately after ratification. The essays question much of the heritage of eighteenth-century constitutional thought and suggest that many of the commonly debated issues have led us away from the truly germane questions.

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This excellent collection offers well-written, updated, scholarly interpretations of the constitutional era.

Journal of American History

A fascinating collection of essays, abundantly illustrating the vigor of current scholarship on the making of the Constitution.

Forrest McDonald

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807817193
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
03/01/1987
Series:
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.28(d)

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A fascinating collection of essays, abundantly illustrating the vigor of current scholarship on the making of the Constitution.--Forrest McDonald

This excellent collection offers well-written, updated, scholarly interpretations of the constitutional era by some of the leading authorities in the field.--Journal of American History

Meet the Author

Richard Beeman is professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania.

The late Stephen Botein was professor of history at Michigan State University.

Edward C. Carter II is librarian of the American Philosophical Society and editor-in-chief of The Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe.

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